Service Components

Service specific component commands fulfill an important role in training, equipping and resourcing the forces necessary to carry out USSTRATCOM's global missions.

Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)

Air Force Global Strike Command is a major command with headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. , in the Shreveport - Bossier City community. AFGSC is responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, two B-52 Stratofortress wings and the only B-2 Spirit wing. It is the Air Force's newest command, activated Aug. 7, 2009. Its mission is to develop and provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations -- safe, secure, effective -- to support the president of the United States and combatant commanders. Air Force Global Strike Command has two numbered air forces tasked with providing capabilities to the combatant commands.

U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT), an Army Service Component Command (ASCC), and serves as the ASCC to USSTRATCOM, ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of US Strategic Command missions (Strategic Deterrence, Integrated Missile Defense, Space Operations, and Cyberspace Operations); serves as the Army specified proponent for space, high altitude, and ground-based midcourse defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities. The command is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, AL.

Fleet Forces Command

United States Fleet Forces Command supports both the Chief of Naval Operations and Combatant Commanders worldwide by providing responsive, relevant, sustainable Naval forces ready-for-tasking. The command provides operational and planning support to Combatant Commanders and integrated warfighter capability requirements to the CNO. Additionally, U.S. Fleet Forces Command serves as the CNO's designated Executive Agent for Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (ATFP), Individual Augmentees (IA), and Sea Basing.

In collaboration with U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. Fleet Forces Command organizes, mans, trains, maintains, and equips Navy forces, develops and submits budgets, and executes readiness and personnel accounts to develop both required and sustainable levels of Fleet readiness. Additionally, the command serves as the unified voice for Fleet training requirements and policies to generate combat-ready Navy forces per the Fleet Response Plan using the Fleet Training Continuum (FTC).

Marine Corps Forces U.S. Strategic Command (MARFORSTRAT)

U.S. Marine Corps Forces, U.S. Strategic Command (MARFORSTRAT) serves as the U. S. Marine Corps service component to the Commander, USSTRATCOM. Headquarters, MARFORSTRAT is collocated with Headquarters, USSTRATCOM and staffed with 10 Marines and 3 civilian employees. LtGen Richard P. Mills assumed command as Commander, U. S. Marine Corps Forces, U. S. Strategic Command on 26 July 2011. He also commands the Marine Corps Combat Development Command from his headquarters based in Quantico, Virginia. Headquarters, MARFORSTRAT is led by the Chief of Staff, a senior Colonel, permanently assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Headquarters, MARFORSTRAT brings to USSTRATCOM a resident knowledge and access to Marine Corps capabilities that can support all USSTRATCOM mission areas. Particular focus is advising USSTRATCOM, subordinate Joint Force Commanders, functional component and service component commanders on the proper employment of U.S. Marine Corps forces and capabilities. MARFORSTRAT also fulfills the USMC advocacy role for USSTRATCOM.

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) provides space and cyberspace forces for USSTRATCOM. AFSPC has two numbered air forces tasked with providing capabilities to the combatant commands.

(Current as of July 2014)